Grace Decends in Unexpected Ways.

Jaya Bhagavan (Victory to God)!

The path to Enlightenment and Liberation is anything but a straight line. In the months following our beloved Durga Ma’s mahasamadhi (final liberation) we have all had our personal experiences of what this loss represents, and the gifts bestowed within.

Durga Ma was a spiritual giant in a modern world of imposing separation, suffering, and ignorance. I place the emphasis on world because it is the very thing she was dedicated to waking us up from.

Many people understood her apparent discontent with the world to mean that she didn’t care, but it was in fact, quite the opposite. She cared more deeply than anyone I have had the great fortune to know. Durga Ma cared in the depths and ways only a Self-Realized saint could… from a place of resounding Truth.

This place, if you can call it that, is where we realize that the world isn’t bad, it just isn’t what we think it is.

Most importantly, this is the very realization that it necessary for our freedom from the suffering that colors our individual and collective experience of life. To know Truth is to have freedom from the bondage of ignorance, which is the ever-fertile birthplace of our suffering.

I remember sitting across from Durga Ma while she had me read her final post for Mystical Tidbits,  she gave her final initiation and immortalized (in a sense) the ability for people to receive this exquisite sadhana (spiritual practice). My jaw dropped to the floor with a combination of shock, sheer delight, and excitement at such a radical and generous gift to the world… that was simply the person she was.

It is my sincere belief that we will be uncovering the many gifts Durga Ma bestowed upon her students, devotees, and the world for years to come. Such is the work of a saint. Jai Ma, Durga Ma. Jai Ma.

One of these gifts I am going to post here… a recording she made at some point speaking on the topic of surrender and non-doership. A brief and poignant explanation that really serves to bolster our understanding of Sahaja (Surrender) Meditation, enjoy!

Surrender and Non-doership talk with Durga Ma

With Love,

Anandi

P.S. As we continue to refine and organize the monumental works of Durga Ma’s life into a format and resource for seekers of Truth, I hope to continue to post here on Mystical Tidbits. If you should have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact me directly via email: anandibhagavan@gmail.com with a subject title: Durga Ma

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Final Liberation

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Devi Durga Ma at Nature’s Gate Retreat Center in upstate NY June, 2019

On Summer Solstice, Friday June 21st our beloved Devi Durga Ma entered mahasamadhi (final liberation). The world has lost a spiritual giant, whose life will silently live in the eternity of our hearts working tirelessly for our own Liberation through the power of love.

When a Self-Realized Master of yoga leaves the physical plane of existence, it is never a small matter. In the moments just before Durga Ma entered into the breathless state, a sudden storm came through briefly enough to gain our attention and reveal a full rainbow stretching itself across the property of Nature’s Gate. I invite and encourage you to allow yourself to experience the gifts she left for each of us, in our memories, minds, and hearts.

In many ways she is more available to us now then ever before, but we feel the deep grief of loosing this magnificent being from our physical worldly life. It is with firm conviction and a heart sunk with the gratitude of a million suns that I can understand and appreciate the value of a guru in physical form.

There is much ahead for all of us that Durga Ma planted in expectant joy to unravel and discover. Before it can bloom we are taking the opportunity, and a few months to go deep into the experience of being with, and receiving the teachings of a great soul, to be sure that her mission (to restore the worship of the Divine Feminine) is revealed in a way that will leave a legacy for generations to come.

Durga Ma was sure that her work, and this sadhana would be continued in her absence. At her request, I have agreed to receive her students and questions with the understanding that  I will maintain the guru lineage of shaktipat kundalini yoga and continue with traditional shaktipat kundalini yoga initiations for future students. It is my greatest honor in life, and although she saw something in me that I have yet to be convinced of myself, I accept this tremendous gift with an open heart. May I, in some way be fit to offer you even an ounce of the love, wisdom, and patience she gave me from the moment I met her.

I am eternally grateful for the grace of my guru, the last guru, Devi Durga Ma. 1008 pranams at your holy lotus feet, may you dance in the infinite bliss of the Absolute and may we never forget your love in the heart of our souls as the spark of Truth which guides us home.

Jaya Bhagavan (victory to God)!

With Boundless Love,

Anandi

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Resources

Resources for Your Continuing Journey

Shaktipat Roundtable

To help you on your way, I have made Shaktipat Roundtable available to you, with 2+ years of weekly documents.

In Shaktipat Roundtable, you will be taken through six short pages. On the first page I ask for Roll Call. Please introduce yourself here, and read others.

The Tutorials page no longer requires a password. Tutorial titles are listed on this page with links to the corresponding documents.

Mystical Tidbits

Please read and study the Bhagavad Gita. Start anywhere you like or pick and choose. Here you will find continuing information on Surrender Meditation in translations and commentary. Read, talk to each other, and browse other topics.

Academy Manuscripts & Teacher Training

Personal growth and spiritual development come together in these easy to understand manuscripts that constitute the foundations for personal advancement. They began when I came to realize that I wanted to make the quest for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment easy and doable for everyone. Altogether they comprise a major part of my life’s work. Maintaining the integrity and authenticity of yogic knowledge in a western format that is all inclusive from the beginner to the master.  Speak to Anandi in Connecticut, or phone her at 860-899-4429.

Some of the manuscripts include:

Beyond Willpower (Successful Meditation Techniques)
Beyond Willpower (Non Technique Meditation)
Empowerment Meditation
Maximize Your Meditation
Surrender Meditation
Ten Keys to Success
Mindfulness
Mindfulness Advanced
Self Referencing
Design Your Life
Mental Yoga

Music, Books and More

Music for Relaxation, Meditation & Rejuvenation
Books on yoga meditation
Ancient Mystical Writings
Biographies
Guided Meditations

When the links have been established for direct purchase, they will be posted here. In the meantime, please contact Anandi if you have questions or interest.